A J-15 fighter jet lands on the deck of the PLA Navy aircraft carrier Liaoning during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast, in December last year. Photo: AFP

China’s aircraft carrier conundrum: hi-tech launch system for old, heavy fighter jets

PLA Navy’s J-15s, based on a Soviet design more than 30 years old, are world’s heaviest carrier-based fighters

Topic |   China's military weapons

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A J-15 fighter jet lands on the deck of the PLA Navy aircraft carrier Liaoning during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China's northeast coast, in December last year. Photo: AFP
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